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Bekele G. Abeyo, Robert C. Shearman, Roch E. Gaussoin, Leonard A. Wit, Desalegn D. Serba, and Ugur Bilgili

Buffalograss is a warm-season perennial grass species that is native to the Great Plains of North America ( Gould, 1979 ; Shearman et al., 2004 ; Wenger, 1943 ). It has excellent high-temperature tolerance ( Shearman et al., 2004 ), drought

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Irene E. Palmer, Thomas G. Ranney, Nathan P. Lynch, and Richard E. Bir

valued for their ornamental diversity, low-maintenance requirements, and heat and drought resistance. Rudbeckia include two genetically and morphologically distinct subgenera: Macrocline and Rudbeckia ( Urbatsch et al., 2000 ). Species in the

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Dingmeng Hu, Jingwei Xu, Youji Han, Xingjian Dun, Lihui Wang, and Shengxiang Zhu

(drought resistance, cold resistance, saline alkali tolerance, barren resistance), and potential for attracting wildlife ( Dirr, 2010 ). After more than 300 years of hybridization and cultivar introduction in the United States, Europe, and Asia, there are

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Stefano Fiorio, Stefano Macolino, and Bernd Leinauer

consistently higher visual quality of tall fescue cultivars in comparison with kentucky bluegrass and hybrid bluegrass when grasses were maintained at a water deficit. Jiang and Huang (2001) and Su et al. (2008) documented a greater drought resistance in

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Jinmin Fu, Bingru Huang, and Jack Fry

has superior drought resistance to many other cool-season grass species ( Fry and Huang, 2004 ). Tall fescue is widely used in temperate climates, because it tolerates heat and drought well compared with other cool-season turfgrasses ( Fry and Huang

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Xunzhong Zhang, Wenli Wu, Erik H. Ervin, Chao Shang, and Kim Harich

bentgrass leaf cytokinins and drought resistance Crop Sci. 44 1737 1745 Zhang, X. Ervin, E.H. Evanylo, G. Sherony, C. Peot, C. 2005a Biosolids impact on tall fescue drought resistance J. Residuals Sci. Technol. 2 173 180 Zhang, X. Ervin, E.H. Schmidt, R

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Yu Cui, Jinsheng Wang, Xingchun Wang, and Yiwei Jiang

Brachypodium distachyon Physiol. Plant. 141 19 29 Matin, M.A. Brown, J.H. Ferguson, H. 1989 Leaf water potential, relative water content, and diffusive resistance as screening techniques for drought resistance in barley Agron. J. 81 100 105 Merewitz, E. William

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James W. Cross, Stacy A. Bonos, Bingru Huang, and William A. Meyer

of the relative turgidity techniques for estimating water deficits in leaves Aust. J. Biol. Sci. 15 413 428 Beard, J.B. 1989 Turfgrass water stress: Drought resistance components, physiological mechanisms, and species-genotype diversity. Keynote

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Timothy M. Spann and Holly A. Little

similar to results for creeping bentgrass in which SWE-treated plots showed better drought resistance than untreated plots ( Zhang and Ervin, 2004 ). However, in a study on paper birch ( Betula papyrifera ), a biostimulant containing seaweed extract along

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John E. Erickson and Kevin E. Kenworthy

and nitrogen Ecol. Appl. 8 559 568 Carrow, R.N. 1995 Drought resistance aspects of turfgrasses in the southeast: ET and crop coefficients Crop Sci. 35 1685 1690 Condon, A.G. Richards, R.D. Rebetzke, G.J. Farquhar, G.D. 2004 Breeding for high water